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Gay New Orleans

That’s Drag DINNER, y’all!

EVERY 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month, 7-9pm at The Country Club, 634 Louisa St. Supper and a show - $10 Bottomless House Wine during the show - with purchase of an entree. For dinner reservations call 504-945-0742.
Get togethers in and around New Orleans for fun and frolic
Renegade Bears of Louisiana

Monthly Beer Bust, 3rd Fridays at Phoenix Bar + almost monthly Alphabet Soup dine out events. Special events throughout the year, especially for Mardi Gras + Southern Decadence. No monthly meetings/ organized organically. "...we like to keep it loose. Want to join us? Just show up!"
A Benefit Weekend for Project Lazarus
Halloween in New Orleans

October 26-28, 2018. Annual weekend events help fund Project Lazarus home for people with AIDS. FRI Patron Brunch at Cafe Amelie. SAT MAIN EVENT with performers, costume contest, stage parade. SUN TEA DANCE. Also French Quarter events.
Performance That Crosses The Line
The Third Annual Infringe Fest New Orleans

November 7-11, 2018. PremieriNg daring theatre performances every afternoon through late evening with more than 30 spectacular shows at 10+ local venues across the Marigny-Bywater, St. Roch, and Arabi. “Favor the Bold” musicals, postmodern takes on the classics, original multimedia shows, burlesque, comedies and dramas for every taste - waiting to be discovered!
Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend in New Orleans
New Orleans Black Pride Festival

November, 2018. Past year featured host hotels: New Orleans Marriott + Hilton Garden Inn; THU Thaksgiving Shakedown at The Vibe. FRI Cocktails at The Marriot + Dondria Nicole live performance. SAT Vibe Party w/ Zahfar, Gorgious Montana, Big Beef, Burlesquee, YVNG, OJ Simmons, B Geezy, D Savage, and host Jamal Paisley. See 2018 details:
King Cake Queen & Gay Balls
Gay Mardi Gras 2019

February 28 - March 5, 2019, the all-gay edition of Mardi Gras runs all weekend; non-stop parties/balls; French Quarter coronation of the King Cake Queen. Gay balls begin in January. Bourbon Pub is at the center, open 24 hours/7 days a week. Mardi Gras Parades fill the streets Tuesday March 5th, 2019.
The Societé de Sainte Anne Carnival walking club started in 1969
Krewe Of Saint Anne Mardi Gras Parade

March 5, 2019, 10am-2pm, from Bud Rip's, 900 Piety St. Known for their elaborate/ beautiful costumes, the core group gathers in the Bywater neighborhood each Mardi Gras morning, with the music by the Storyville Stompers brass band. Passing through the Faubourg Marigny and the French Quarter, the parade is joined by additional marchers in costume.
Music in the streets
French Quarter Festival 2019

April 11-14, 2019. Annual music festival & parades. Music stages are located at Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Bourbon St, Royal St, Bienville St, the French Market, St. Mary’s at the Ursuline Convent, and Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint. Special events at locations throughout the French Quarter. See the website for more details, closer to the date.
Since 1971
New Orleans Gay Pride 2019

June 7-9, 2019. Three-day weekend. Kick-Off party + Variety Show + Washington Sq Park Festival + Saturday evening Pride Parade through the French Quarter, then dance and Sunday Tea-Dance. For updates/ details see fb or website below:
French Quarter Festivals
Satchmo SummerFest

August 2-4, 2019. The premier American Jazz Festival dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. See lineup and schedules as announced, at their website:
Top gay Labor Day Weekend destination
Southern Decadence 2019 New Orleans

August 29 - September 2, 2019. Annual Labor Day Weekend celebrations, 100,000+ crowds; around-the-clock street/ dance parties; parade through the French Quarter. Revelers may shock some tourists (much to their delight!). Events include: Big Dick Contest, FRIDAY Parade, Boys on Parade Strip Contest, Outdoor Concert, Hot Ass Contest, SUNDAY Parade, T-Dance, Midnight Party, Closing Party.
Cool in the pool
Carnival of Bears

August 30, 2019 (TBC), 2-6pm, the annual Friday of Southern Decadence Weekend at 708 France Street. Matt + Dusty's 11th Bear Gathering at their salt water pool, Jacuzzi and fun surroundings, open to 200 guests. Open bar + bites. Tickets $99: see website. Proceeds to benefit Vet-a-GoGo, pet care on wheels. Event previously known as Bears in the Swamp - now in their 11th year.